“Bling Bling” – B.G.
“‘Bling Bling’ wasn’t originally B.G.’s song. It was a Big Tymers song. We were towards the end of recording for B.G.’s album and realized that the album was too street. We needed a way to get him to the masses. We wanted to get numbers out of the record, but at the same time keep him street. We felt he was missing one song. That’s how he got ‘Bling Bling.’ That was such a big record. The phrase was used so much to the point that it’s corny [laughs]. We said ‘Bling Bling’ in other songs, but it never really caught on. I always thought it would be a catchy hook. I knew it would be big if it was used right. I came to the studio with the concept, hook and beat. I always knew what I wanted the hooks and stuff to be for the songs. I would usually have the songs written and everybody would just fill in their verses.”